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Welcome to the Center for Experiential Learning's Engaged Teaching and Learning Newsletter! We hope this newsletter finds you rested after a lovely Spring Break! This edition of the newsletter features opportunities to deepen your teaching practice this semester. Explore how you can get involved below!

This monthly newsletter shares the latest news, events, and programming related to teaching and learning across Loyola. In the March edition, you'll find: 

Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium
CEL Workshops, Programs, and Events
Teaching and Learning Events
Pedagogy Resources

Have an event, opportunity, or resource you would like to share? Email us at to be included in the next edition. 
Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium
We invite you to join us for the 2019 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium which will be held on Saturday, April 13th! Each year, as part of Loyola's Weekend of Excellence, we celebrate outstanding undergraduate research and community engagement during the academic year! Find out how you can get involved below!
Encourage Your Students to Participate
The Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium features undergraduate research (as part of academic courses, LUROP fellowships, external programs, or independent study) and celebrates undergraduate scholarship in community engagement, including projects from service-learning courses, academic internship courses, and community partnerships. Please encourage your students to share their  semester research and community engagement scholarship as part of this year's symposium! 

Registration closes at midnight on Sunday, March 17th! 

Nominate a Community Partner

Have you or your students worked with a particularly outstanding community organization that has been a true co-educator? Consider nominating them for our Community Partner Award for Coeducation! The winning organization will receive $500 to support their great work. Find out more about nominating a community partner here
Nominate a Student

Each year, we honor outstanding undergraduate student scholarship in community engagement and research. Please consider nominating students' outstanding work in undergraduate research, community engagement, and/or learning portfolios this fall for one of the awards below. 
Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards
Community Engagement Awards
Learning Portfolio Reflection Awards
Become an Evaluator

The Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium invites you to serve as an evaluator for Loyola students’ research, creative activity, and community engagement projects. This celebration of students’ scholarly work is a meaningful opportunity to review and engage with our Loyola students in the context of the community-based learning work and research projects with which the students have engaged over the past year. Please consider becoming an evaluator for the 2019 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium!
Student Workshops

This year, we'll be co-hosting a series of workshops to help students prepare for the 2019 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium. Upcoming workshops include writing abstracts, designing posters, developing oral presentations, and honing public speaking skills. Please share with your students!

We are also available to work directly with classes or student organizations. Please reply to this email or contact us at to request a class visit or workshop.
CEL Workshops, Programs, and Opportunities

CEL on the Water Tower Campus!
Feb. 13th • Feb. 27th • Mar. 20th • Apr. 17th

The Center for Experiential Learning is headed to the Water Tower Campus! The CEL will be hosting downtown editions of the Active Teaching Reading Group and the Write Now! Workshop Series on select Wednesdays this semester. To find out more or get involved, email Susan Haarman (

Experiential Learning Faculty Certificate Program

Join us for the two final workshops in this spring's Faculty Certificate Program series! Workshops are open to all interested faculty. Please RSVP or email Susan Haarman ( for more information!

Cultural Competency in the Classroom
Friday, Mar. 15th• 11:30AM-1:00PM • Mundelein 1410

Assessment Design 
Friday, Mar. 29th• 11:30AM-1:00PM • Mundelein 1410


Social Justice Pedagogy
Reading Group

Jan. 29th • Feb. 19th • Mar. 12th • Mar. 26th

As conversations around social justice intensify on the national level, the CEL invites you to explore how you can cultivate a just classroom environment through how you teach. The group meets on select Tuesdays from 11:30AM-12:30PM in Damen 216. Readings and lunch will be provided. To join, email Susan Haarman (

Active Teaching Reading Group
Feb. 13th • Feb. 27th • Mar. 20th • Apr. 17th

Join us for a reading group centered on James Lang's Small Teaching. Build a toolbox of daily classroom activities and tangible tools for teaching. The group meets on select Wednesdays from 11:00AM-12:00PM in School of Communications Room 8 on the Water Tower Campus. Books and lunch will be provided. To join, email Susan Haarman (


Write Now! Writing Workshop Series
Feb. 1st • Feb. 15th • Mar. 15th • Mar. 29th

Join us for a series of workshops designed to provide dedicated time and space for scholarship of teaching and learning, community-engaged scholarship, and publicly-engaged writing across the university. Write Now! meets Fridays from 9:00-11:00AM in Cuneo 410 and offers a supportive interdisciplinary atmosphere, guided writing sessions, and refreshments. For more information, email Susan Haarman (

On the Water Tower campus and want to join? You can find the details for the Water Tower campus writing group here!

Save the Date: Academic Internship Faculty Lunch and Learn Affinity Group
Wednesday, Mar. 27th • 1:00PM - 2:30PM • IES 123/124

The affinity group is an opportunity for Academic Internship faculty to come together, share resources and best practices of teaching an Engaged Learning course alongside their students who are enrolled in an internship for academic credit. Lunch will be provided. RSVP here!

Email questions to Dr. Cynthia Stewart at

Critical Reflection and Student Disclosure
Lunch & Learn

Thursday, Mar. 28th • 11:30AM-1:00PM • Cuneo 410

A hallmark of Jesuit education, “Critical Reflection” asks students to consider how their learning intersects with the larger world, their personal experiences, and their deeply held values. While making meaning of their learning, students inside and outside the classroom may disclose elements of their lives that require additional support. Therefore, how does student disclosure fit into the classroom and how do we (or faculty) respond?

Join staff from the CEL, Wellness Center, and Dean of Students Office for a Lunch n’ Learn where we discuss how student disclosure fits into pedagogy and what resources are available.​ Please RSVP!​

The Communities in Solidarity program funds community immersion in engaged learning courses. Apply for up to $500 each semester to help your class connect to Rogers Park and Edgewater. Take your class to a local organization, restaurant or museum or support their Engaged Learning efforts through honoraria for speakers and/or facilitated training from community partners. Apply below!

Priority will be given to participants in the Certificate in Experiential Learning Faculty Development Program

Apply Now!
Teaching and Learning Events
Share Your Events, Workshops, and Programs!

Do you have an upcoming event, workshop, program, or opportunity related to teaching and learning at Loyola? We'd love to feature them in our monthly newsletter and continue building a vibrant teaching and learning community on campus. To be included in upcoming Engaged Teaching and Learning Newsletter, email us at and include "Engaged Teaching and Learning Newsletter" in the subject. 
Loyola University Museum of Art

Couldn't join us for our Arts-Based Reflection Workshop last month? Want to learn more about LUMA's spring exhibitions? Check out the opportunities below to explore LUMA's exciting new exhibitions.

Curator-Led Gallery Tours

Tuesday, Mar. 12th • 5:30PM-6:30PM • LUMA

Friday, Mar. 15th • 1:00PM-2:00PM • LUMA

Join LUMA curator Dr. Natasha Ritsma for a gallery tour of the spring photography exhibition, Flash Forward.

Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception

Friday, Mar. 22nd • 5:30PM-7:30PM • LUMA

Join LUMA members and staff to celebrate the opening of the spring exhibitions.

Flash Forward Tour with MaryAnn Camilleri

Saturday, Mar. 23rd • 1:00PM-2:00PM • LUMA

Founder and director of the nonprofit arts publishing house the Magenta Foundation, MaryAnn Camilleri, will lead a tour of the Flash Forward exhibition featuring photographs by Luisa Dörr, Nina Röder, Nichole Sobecki, Jan Hoek and Duran Lantink with SistaazHood.

Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities
Spring 2019 Workshops

Expand your research toolkit this year! Taught by talented scholars, our workshops provide hands-on training and discussion for interested students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. All workshops are free. CTSDH has expanded our workshops to the Water Tower campus, so look carefully at the locations listed below. If you would like to RSVP for any of the workshops, please email Kyle Roberts (

MUDDLE with Me: Using a Digital-Periodical Framework to Facilitate Meaningful Connections
with Taylor Brown
(Friday, March 29th, 1:30PM - 3:00PM. CTSDH Room 318)
Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy Spring 2019 Workshops and Programs

Join the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy for their Spring 2019 programs and workshops. All workshops will be streamed online via Zoom. RSVP for upcoming workshops via Eventbrite. For more information, contact Jessica Mansbach at

Assessment workshops are available throughout the year to support the work that you are doing with the assessment of student learning. You are welcome to attend as many workshops as fit your interests and your schedule. We invite you to consider completing the requirements to earn the Assessment Certificate. The ACP is coordinated in partnership with DePaul University. Please contact Shannon Howes or Betsi Burns if you have questions.

Pedagogy Resources
CEL Community Resource Site

The Center for Experiential Learning has a vibrant library of teaching and learning resources for Loyola faculty. You can access and contribute to these resources through our CEL Community Resources site available through Sakai at the link below. You'll find forms, readings, curriculum  modules, reflection resources, syllabus language, and more. Our hope is that this site will be a living resource where faculty and staff can share further research, examples, articles, assignments, and resources.

Click the button below to view and contribute to this growing collection of resources.
Teaching and Learning Resource Site
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